TransUnion (TRU) EVP John T. Danaher Sells 25,000 Shares of Stock

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP John T. Danaher sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.92, for a total value of $1,373,000.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 61,619 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,384,115.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) traded up $0.02 on Friday, reaching $55.61. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 883,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,400,235. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.84 and a quick ratio of 1.84. The firm has a market cap of $10,042.30, a P/E ratio of 32.58, a PEG ratio of 3.23 and a beta of 0.64. TransUnion has a 52 week low of $30.39 and a 52 week high of $56.44.

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $498.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $475.52 million. TransUnion had a return on equity of 21.37% and a net margin of 13.17%. TransUnion’s revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.38 EPS. research analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on TRU shares. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Friday, September 8th. SunTrust Banks upped their target price on TransUnion to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 target price (up previously from $50.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Barclays upped their target price on TransUnion from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $55.00.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of TRU. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its holdings in TransUnion by 138.6% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 4,009 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $174,000 after acquiring an additional 2,329 shares during the last quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in TransUnion in the 3rd quarter valued at $204,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its holdings in TransUnion by 17.0% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,780 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $207,000 after acquiring an additional 694 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in TransUnion in the 2nd quarter valued at $212,000. Finally, Alpine Global Management LLC acquired a new position in TransUnion in the 2nd quarter valued at $217,000.

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About TransUnion

TransUnion is a risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers. The Company provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decision capabilities to businesses. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International and Consumer Interactive.

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